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2016 Jing Fu Yuan Fu Brick - Fu Zhuan Dark Tea 450g

2016 Jing Fu Yuan Fu Brick - Fu Zhuan Dark Tea 450g

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Note: This tea is NOT gluten free. A small amount of wheat is used to induce the growth of 'golden flowers' during the production process.

A Jing Fu Yuan brand Fu Brick from 2016. Due to the presence of golden flowers (eurotium cristatum), this full-bodied, mellow tea has a sweet, fruity and grain-like taste.

Jingyang Factory

This fu zhuan tea brick is made by the Jingyang factory, which is specialised in only making fu bricks. The production is managed Liu Bai Shun has more than 60 years of experience in the production of fu brick tea. The factory has a strong reputation in the dark tea industry as it also makes fu tea for other brands in China.

Golden Flowers

Fu bricks owe their special flavour to 'golden flowers'. These are beneficial microorganisms, which can be found in dark tea. For most dark teas they develop when they're stored under right conditions. However, the golden flowers in fu bricks are not the result of aging, instead, they're are intentionally developed during the processing of the tea.

Fu Brick History

In 1068 AD (Northern Song Dynasty) tea merchants accidentally discovered golden flowers growing on the tea leaves. At first, they thought it was mold and sold it at a low price. Unexpectedly, many tea drinkers loved its flavour. Hence, tea producers continuously researched how to improve and commercialise such a tea.

It wasn't until 1368 AD such kind of Fu tea gained its official name. Raw material from southern Shaanxi and Sichuan were sent to Futian for processing, they named the tea: Fu tea. The tea became so popular that 30% to 50% of production was bought up by the imperial court during the Qing dynasty.


  • Year: 2016
  • Season: Spring
  • Brand: Jing Fu Yuan
  • Factory: Jingyang
  • Shape: tea brick

How to Steep

How to make Fu brick tea?

Steeping tea

Apply 40ml of water for every gram of tea. For example, use 5 grams with 200ml of water at 100ºC. Apply the following steeping times for the first 6 brews: 5s, 5-10s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 1min.

Boiling tea

This tea can also be boiled. For this, apply a 1:200 tea-to-water ratio. So for 1 litre of water, you need 10g of tea. Boil the tea at low fire for 5-10 minutes.

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Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

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Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.